Walking Through the 12 x 12 in ’12!

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Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?

At my desk, my forehead’s glistening–

A not-so-pretty sight

I’m struggling tonight

Thinking of the 12 x 12 in ’12.

Gone away is the bluebird,

Here to stay is the fail word

It sticks in my head,

Flashing in red,

Thinking of the 12 x 12 in ’12.

But I can go and read what’s up at Julie’s blog–

And pretend that I’m an author, too.

They’ll say don’t give up, go back and try again.

the 12 x 12 in ’12 is fun to do!

So I’ll sit and conspire

Now my thoughts are on fire–

To face unafraid,

the books that I’ve made

Walking through the 12 x 12 in ’12!

Thanks again to Julie Hedlund and all the writers, authors and illustrators who shared their picture book journeys and expertise! I’ve had a blast, walking through the 12 x 12 in ’12!

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12 thoughts on “Walking Through the 12 x 12 in ’12!

  1. You are so clever with your parody!! Yeah, I hit that fail word about May and regained my mojo. BUT… I plan to start over with 12 x 12 in 13 because I L-O-V-E some of the picture book ideas I had in PiBoIdMo. Here’s looking at lucky 13 and happy holidays, Cath!

  2. Love it, Cathy! Christmas songs are fun (and fun to parody).

    I have to say, there is something in that idea of “pretending” to be and author. I sometimes find that when I try to pretend to be something I’m not, I actually start to become that thing. And then I don’t have to pretend anymore. So here’s to pretending to be an author!

  3. Sweet! We all feel like pretenders sometimes. You are a bona fide author. Thanks so much. I thoroughly enjoyed myself here. Walking with you through the 12 x 12 in ’12! And 13! *waving and smiling*

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